Uvalde Memorial Hospital Uvalde, TX
Responsible for providing cardiopulmonary care and life support to patients with heart and lung difficulties in accordance with specific physician’s orders, department policies and procedures. Reports to Cardiopulmonary Manager. Non-Exempt position. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Maintains knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery, including the necessary equipment. Remains alert, assesses possible side effects to oxygen delivery. Administers respiratory therapy treatments, understands the purpose of each and the possible side effects associated with each. Monitors the patient for side effects and documents accordingly. Sets up and monitors mechanical ventilators and the associated critical care duties required for such treatment, such as airway management and tracheal suctioning. Follows departmental equipment sterilization procedures. Documents all pertinent data on the patient’s medical record prior to treatment, during treatment and following completion of any...
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